Business Attraction

Business Attraction

The City has implemented plans to create an environment where a shared vision is reality, where partnerships are created and nurtured, open communication is fostered and consensus building is the norm rather than the exception. City staff will aggressively pursue opportunities with developers and brokers concerning development opportunities in the City.
Economic Development staff will assist brokers and developers in coordinating demographic or site information data.

Development Opportunities
The City of Gardena is a full-service, customer-oriented, business friendly City that strives to create awareness of the unique commercial, light industrial and retail development opportunities.

Currently, the City of Gardena has a number of commercial / industrial lots that are located in the City.

Opening a Business in Gardena
To open a business in Gardena, the following flowchart will help you maneuver through the City’s regulatory process. click here . . .

Taxes
At 4%, Gardena’s utility user tax is well below the average (5.8%) of South Bay area cities, and far below some of the cities that have rates as high as 10%. The following chart provides a comparison of utility user taxes assessed among other cities located in the South Bay area.

Utility User Tax Comparison
City Utility Tax
(Water, Gas & Phone)
Gardena 4%
Compton 10%
El Segundo 3% phone (2%)
Hawthorne 5%
Inglewood 10%
Lawndale 5.5%
Long Beach 5%
Los Angeles 10%
Manhattan Beach 0
Redondo Beach 4.75%
Torrance 6.5%
By | 2009-11-22T21:44:23+00:00 November 22nd, 2009|Incentive Programs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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